“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.”–W. Shakespeare

We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.
Today, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.
–A.E. Housman
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